Maison Margiela Haute Couture SS17

John Galliano’s Haute Couture collection for Maison Margiela centred around the concepts of filters and deconstruction. Inspired by Snapchat filters, Galliano covered his models’ heads with embroidered faces, hiding their identity. These masks are seem like a perfect expression of the brand’s identity, which emphasizes anonymity both through its design (which feature logos that can be removed) and through its public relations practices (the eponymous Martin Margiela was infamous for avoiding the public eye, and to this day there exists no officiated photographs of him)

810.jpeg
The skeletal remains of a topcoat cover this white dress

The show also embraced Margiela’s reputation for deconstruction: Cocktail dresses were made from parts of a peacoat; many dresses were cut into pieces, giving the impression they were only half completed; and many layers were reduced to skeletal remains of an original garment (for example, a topcoat that has been made into a sort of cage made of black strips of wool covered in buttons).

screen-shot-2017-01-27-at-12-46-47-am
A face “filter” masks a model

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s